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August 8, 2019

Williams Lake, B.C., issues advisory due to manganese levels

Williams Lake, B.C., recently issued a water quality advisory recommending people use another source of water, such as bottled water, for preparing baby formula for infants and food or drinks for young children. The Williams Lake Tribune reports.

Nova Scotia counties get water and wastewater infrastructure funding

Three levels of government have announced funding to support improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure in the municipalities of Antigonish, Colchester and Richmond in Nova Scotia.

EPA charges tied to Chatham-Kent wind projects

Ontario’s environment minister, ministry staff and three industrial wind companies have been charged by a Chatham-Kent resident with environmental offences under the Environmental Protection Act in relation to several industrial wind projects in the Chatham-Kent area of southwestern Ontario. CTV News Windsor reports.

Moose Jaw group demonstrates safe well decommissioning

The Moose Jaw River Watershed in Saskatchewan, along with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, demonstrated the safe decommissioning of a well on a local farm. Discover Moose Jaw reports.

New Hampshire to test hundreds of private wells

New Hampshire has started sampling 500 private wells throughout the state to test for around 250 toxins and natural pollutants ranging from bacteria and salt to PFAS and pesticides, creating an unusual, sweeping view of the quality of residents’ drinking water and what affects it. Valley News reports.
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Problem Solvers

Editorial: Problem-solvers in Chatham-Kent, Ont.

Chatham-Kent Township, Ont., well problems are far from solved, but feisty Water Wells First and its supporters have advanced knowledge of well issues by working as a team to try to solve them. » Learn more
Protecting drinking water in B.C.

B.C. Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Officer must do more to ensure safety of drinking water: auditor general

A report from the auditor general of British Columbia says the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer are not sufficiently protecting drinking water in B.C. » Learn more

Protect Your Groundwater Day

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